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LUCAS life-saving case; one of top-25 cases at the PCR08 congress in Barcelona. Cath lab physicians confirm that hands-free chest compressions fill a critical gap in resuscitation.

Lund, Sweden, 19th of May, 2008

Last week, 13-16 May, LUCAS Chest Compression System, a device that provides hands free quality compressions when treating cardiac arrest, was displayed for the second year in a row at the PCR08 congress in Spain for interventional cardiologists. This congress is one out of the two major ones for PCI operators and attracts over 10 000 participants from all around the world.

LUCAS life-saving case; one of top-25 cases
In competition with several hundreds of cases on complex interventions reviewed by world-leading key opinion leaders, again, a life-saving LUCAS case in the cath lab was chosen as one of the top cases at the congress.
Last year, both PCR07 and the TCT2007 awarded cases with LUCAS. This year’s case was presented by Dr. G K Olivecrona from Lund, Sweden. An audience of around 70 cardiologists listened to how a patient was saved due to the possibility to continue the intervention with LUCAS CPR during 45 minutes.

Hands-free compressions brings direct value to the cath lab operators
Cardiologists routinely using the LUCAS CPR system clearly confirmed the benefits namely; the possibility to calmly continue the intervention during prolonged CPR with sustained circulation. The rescue procedure can go on without compromising between rescuer safety (less X-ray exposure) or patient circulation (interrupted CPR).

About LUCAS™ CPR
The LUCAS™ chest compression system helps ambulance and hospital personnel to save patients suffering from sudden cardiac arrest. The device performs continuous chest compressions to maintain the blood flow to the brain and heart. International resuscitation guidelines issued in 2005 stress the importance of effective and uninterrupted chest compressions before defibrillation. LUCAS performs chest compressions in accordance with these guidelines without risking variations in quality or tiring out personnel. The device also allows safe transportation and permits simultaneous defibrillation and angiography.

About Jolife AB
Jolife is dedicated to increasing the survival of people suffering from sudden cardiac arrest, and increasing the number who survive with their quality of life intact. This is being achieved by leading research and development in the field in order to offer innovative products which define the future for the treatment of sudden cardiac arrest. The company was founded in 2000 and has since worked closely with leading physicians and paramedics on research and development. This work has led to groundbreaking knowledge about the physiological effects of cardiac arrest and the importance of high-quality chest compressions. The LUCAS chest compression system is available for sale in the USA, Europe and other parts of the world. Based in Lund in southern Sweden, Jolife markets its products through an exclusive global distribution agreement with Physio-Control, Inc. – a division within Medtronic Ltd., except in Sweden, Norway and Finland where it sells direct. For further information, please visit www.jolife.com or www.lucas-cpr.com

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